Category Archives: Land Rights

Affordable Housing

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies It has been generally assumed, for many years, that “the free market isn’t good at providing affordable housing.” If the free market can’t satisfy that basic, universal human need, then we can’t afford to trustRead the Rest »

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Earthsharing

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies We have all been inspired, from time to time, by the moving statements of Native Americans, and other aboriginal speakers, about their deep and abiding relationship with the land. Here’s one: What is this youRead the Rest »

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Sovereignty

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies The most recent chapter of Israel/Palestine violence got me thinking about the question of sovereignty. It’s all around the discussion, of course: about Israel having a sovereign right to defend itself against attack, and aboutRead the Rest »

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The Top Ten Reasons Why Land is More Important than Ever

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies The Georgist economic proposal insists on the primary importance of land as a factor in the economy. Many dismiss that as a quaint, agrarian notion. “Perhaps,” they scoff, “land was that significant back when mostRead the Rest »

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Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

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Spread the loveby Lindy Davies Easter Island is the Earth’s most remote inhabited island, 1,400 miles from its nearest island neighbor. At one time, though, a complex civilization existed there, as evidenced by the mysterious monuments they left behind —Read the Rest »

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Letting in the Jungle

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Spread the loveVeil them, cover them, wall them round — Blossom, and creeper, and weed — Let us forget the sight and the sound, The smell and the touch of the breed! Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here isRead the Rest »

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What the US can learn from the economic policies of Botswana

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Spread the loveI’m here at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference today, sharing ideas with policy makers around the world. Yesterday, I was able to pose a question to Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, about the country’sRead the Rest »

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